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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783423243797
  • Publisher: DTV Deutscher Taschenbuch
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Language: German
  • Series: Thursday Next Series , #1
  • Edition description: German Language Edition

Meet the Author

Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde
A former Hollywood film exec, Jasper Fforde has switched from the silver screen to the page, earning a reputation as a "grown up J. K. Rowling" with his literary fantasies The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.

Biography

Jasper Fforde is the author of four previous Thursday Next novels: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten. He is also the author of the Nursery Crimes Series, featuring Big Over Easy and Fourth Bear. All of Jasper Fforde's books are available from Penguin. He lives in Wales.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

Good To Know

Fforde's first novel, The Eyre Affair, received 76 rejection letters before it was published.

Fforde tells us in our interview that he got the idea for Pickwick, Thursday's pet dodo, from a visit to the Oxford Natural History Museum. "There was a stuffed dodo there and a withered foot and beak -- the only physical evidence aside from bones that they were ever alive at all," Fforde recalls. "I wandered for a bit and then asked the woman at the museum shop if I could buy a dodo home-cloning kit. She told me to come back in 20 years. That weekend, I wrote in Pickwick."

Fforde continued to reveal another fun fact: "The name of Thursday's husband, Landen Parke-Laine, comes from what happens if you are playing Monopoly and land on the first of the blue set -- a U.S. translation might be 'Landen Boarde-Walke.' Hence, his parents' names, mentioned in Lost in a Good Book, are 'Houson Parke-Laine' and 'Billden Parke-Laine.' "

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    1. Hometown:
      Brecon, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 11, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, United Kingdom
    1. Education:
      Left school at 18

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    Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair takes the reader into a whole new world. He has created a world where cloning exists and there are stories within a story, where literature is a means for monetary gain in the criminal world and where time travel is a thing of the past. Literary Detective, Thursday Next is the heroine that saves the day. She is the only one in this world that has faced the world’s most evil criminal, Acheron Hades, and lived to tell about it. Fforde created a female character that is fearless and strong and has faced death and won. He also created an equal antagonist. Hades, unlike other antagonists, gets his hands dirty. He is so smart and cunning he fakes his own death.
    In this novel, Thursday faces death after a second encounter with Hades. She is visited by her future self after the encounter in the hospital. Her future self tells her what to do. As she listens to her future self, she becomes aware of an invention that her uncle created that allows them to step into the novels which they treasure so dearly. This causes trouble and attraction to her uncle. He is kidnapped and manipulated to change the story of Jane Eyre, which is not what we know as Jane Eyre. Now Thursday must save the day once more. This novel is a wonderful book. It takes the reader into an alternate world and allows the imagination to run wild.

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